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Now 3in Body Lifted!

Well this weekend i ended up doin the 3in bodylift on my truck...and thanks to John, Brian and Nick and even the 1in everything came out real nice and easy. I also got a tonneau cover from Johnathan thanks man! I redid my headlight mod and did it DSG with the 06 corners!

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Nice!!
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shweeeeeet.

it needs a bumper valence and some aggressive tires.
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shweeeeeet.

it needs a bumper valence and some aggressive tires.
This is true next set of tires will prob be 35's i'm thinkin. But yeah i need to get a custum bumper made or something. I'm not planning on taking my tow hooks off..n i don't plan on cutting my valance either...so basically i might be getting a 98-00 bumper n runnin that for a while.
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Looks way better with the 3 inch than the 1!
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Yeah i'm happy with it man that 2 extra inchs it gave me alot more clearance for idk maybe 35's!! haha but yeah look at the diffrence from the 1in to the 3in

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I wouldn't run 35's with just a bodylift.

As far as the tow hooks go, do some searching or ask my dad (04 EDGE) what he did to his.
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just take the tow hooks off and put your bumper on, its looks unfinished, till you can get a custom bumper or something just dont get stuck where you cant get to the back
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One problem with taking my tow hooks off would be the that my skid plate is mounted 2 the bolts so if i take them off then i'm gonna have a hell of a time putting my skid plate back on. I'll figure something out so far all i heard from everyone who did the 3in bl was either take the tow hooks off or slot the valance...and i'm really not a fan of either
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very nice never understood the 1" body lift
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very nice never understood the 1" body lift
Hey now!!! I bought his 1 inch!!
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nice man
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Looks great! Add another one to the list that went from a 1" to a 3" body lift
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heres what i did, notched the top of the frame and flipped the hooks upside down and then used 4 of the stock body mount bolts and bolted it in the rear in the stock holes then welded it also.

a few days ago i also made a custom front hitch and made some braces to make the front bumper stronger, the brackets that come with the PA kit are lame!

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Looks great!! I wouldnt go with 35's either....get a nice aggresive 33, it will look MUCH better....keep up the nice work on it!
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Have you though about a pre-runner type of bumper?
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Hey now!!! I bought his 1 inch!!
no hey now its stupid to do dang near the same amount of work just do the whole thing

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Yeah D actually i have.. but idk i'm kinda up in the air with the whole thing but i'd rock almost anything i just need to get it made..n unforunatly i don't have anything to make a bumper with.
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Actually the 1in is a cake walk compared to the 3in haha...
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hey scotty looks good just wait we get to do it all again next week on mine haha
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Actually the 1in is a cake walk compared to the 3in haha...
i have done well over 10 3" and 1 1" i would rather do it all
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nice and i bet it was a lot easy already having the stock bolts removed
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I vote vote 35's, you can't go wrong by going bigger It will fill it out nicely!
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no hey now its stupid to do dang near the same amount of work just do the whole thing
Not so stupid if i want 1" body and 2" suspension...

plus... i dont sh*t nickels, so i bought his... 1" is a good start for me... and Scott said it was no problems to upgrade....
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The 1" is pretty easy and the 3" isn't too bad but the one thing that always likes to be difficult is the 2 radiator support bolts. Anybory planning a body lift and maybe even if your not should spray down those front bolts. They like to rust into the sleeve they go through on the body mount....of course heat makes them a breeze.
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